Near the ancient Roman Hippodrome, which we described in the previous article, in Via del Circo Massimo, is another attraction of Rome, the impressive statue - the monument to Giuseppe Mazzini (Monumento a Giuseppe Mazzini).
This majestic monument, with beautiful stucco reliefs, a small altar and steps at the foot of the sculpture of Giuseppe. The pedestal of the monument is a large marble block, white colors, on all sides, framed by a continuous frieze. On this stone pedestal displayed the ideas and aspirations of Giuseppe Mazzini - freedom, equality, and triumph in the struggle against despotism and oppression.
At the top of the pedestal stands a bronze sculpture of a prominent Italian politician, writer and philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. A fighter for justice is depicted sitting in a meditative pose, dreaming about the bright future of the country.
Giuseppe Mazzini is a famous historical figure of the Italian patriot of his country, played an important role in the first phase of the movement for national liberation and liberal reforms in the nineteenth century.
This monument in the centre of Rome, on the Aventine hill, in Piazza Ugo La Malfa is a significant tourist attraction in Rome, attracting locals and tourists from all over the country and the globe.
The sculptor of the project was famous architect, artist Ettore Ferrari. The first stone of the monument was laid in 1922. Soon the work was suspended for 7 years. The opening of the monument took place in 1949 and was dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of the Roman Republic. At the time of opening of the monument to his father and the author Ettore had passed away. In the same year, on the occasion of the Grand opening and such an important monument, was issued collectible postage stamp with a picture of the monument.
How to get to the monument of Giuseppe Mazzini in Rome and its location
The monument to Giuseppe Mazzini is located in Rome at Piazzale Ugo La Malfa, 00153 Roma, Italy, in the street of Via del Circo Massimo, 00186 Roma, Italy.
To get to Monumento a Giuseppe Mazzini on foot, just 5 minutes from the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) and Colosseum (Colosseo) or 15 minutes from Venezia Square.Very active and love to walk on foot you can walk from the Vatican, 30 minutes at a leisurely pace.
You can also use the Rome metro station Circo Massimo (line b) or bus number 60, 81, 75, 160 and 175, as well as a tram number 3.